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phone eventually, so why not iphone 5 s? taking a look at the markets, apple is down again this morning. apple has struggled. it had an okay day on friday, but other than that, it has been tough on apple. the markets are staying fairly close to the break even point. a quiet day. they are open though it is veterans day. the swedish furniture retailer ikea has been accused of using german prisoners to build furniture back in the '80s.
quantity of my life not the quality. you're the only person i'm saying it to. knowing you has been the brightest point in an already bright 26 years. that's in my book "jack kennedy elusive hero" out in paperback. get a copy this weekend. the holidays are a great time to read this type of heroic story. thanks for being with us. have a great holiday weekend. >>> good friday afternoon. i'm craig melvinx
and around the globe. the conflict in syria has widened with israel saying it will respond with severity if any more mortars landed in the heights. this has happened twice and wise israel has responded. today with direct hits on syrian units. the violence comes at the same time as the arab league has recognized the newly formed syrian opposition bloc as legitimate. on the ground, aircraft co. continued their bombardment. >> the war is brought perilously close to the turkish border. one of the bombs brought by syrian air force jets exploded barely 10 meters from the frontier, shattering windows and the turkish side. activists had several people were killed in the bombing. government forces try to recapture the town that fell to the rebels last week. the hostilities that more refugees streaming across the border. turkish ambulances were standing by to cope. with 120,000 refugees in camps in turkey, acura is concerned about the spill over. the head of neda said the organization stands ready to protect turkey if need be. the turkish foreign minister congratulating the just elected leader of
. there were questions about the action. there has been speculation from the israeli media as the government needed to be seen to act forcefully. across azar, the news has spread fast. -- across gaza, the news has spread fast. hamas said this killing would open the gates of hell. in a few places, and gazans took to the streets to voice their support. it is almost four years since the last war. recently the world's attention has been focused elsewhere in the middle east, but the most deep-rooted conflict never went away. >> how serious is this situation, and what could it mean across the region? >> this is why israel says it is attacking grosso, to stop palestinian rocket fire. israel also said the attacked leader had a lot of blood on his hands. the armed group says they are protectors of palestinians. after days of exchanges of fire, questions are being asked about the timing of the assassination two months before the israeli election. in the past, military strikes have been used to send messages about the toughness of israeli leaders. >> we will take whatever action is necessary to put a s
bird hunters. the conflict in syria has been raging for 18 months, and the longer it continues, the more it affects serious neighbors. turkey in particular has felt the impact of the war. in addition to being flooded with tens of thousands of refugees, turkey has watched formally friendly relations with its southern neighbor deteriorated to open hostility. tensions increased in october when artillery shells fired from syrian territory started landing on turkish soil. several civilians have been killed in these incidents and many more wounded. the turkish military has responded in kind, apparently killing syrian soldiers and raising the threat of international escalation. four turks, living inhe bder regions, conditions had become unbearable. >> this is normally where kids play, but not now. there is no one waiting at home for him when he returns from work. his wife and children have left this border town to stay with her parents in the countryside. he packs a few things together before going to visit them. he misses his kids terribly, but the sights and sounds of war were too m
prosecuted. he was 14 years old, he was put into what would be thought of now has a psychiatric facility. it was a child psychiatric facility. he underwent all kinds of treatment, training, came out, went back to school. it really went through recovery. and then graduated high school, went to community college, and i would like someone to guess what profession he wound up going into. law enforcement. he was not with the lapd. he was with a smaller police department for 30 years. he has since retired. he has been married twice. he has raised four children. he has lived an extraordinary life. i am grateful for having had him in my life as a guidepost. i do think it is the ultimate irony that he turned out to be a police officer. >> we have some other questions. very good questions. we do not have much time. i work at san quentin prison. they segregate inmates based on color and gangs. why do prisons not work on educating inmates on social relations, racial tolerance, and why don't they find a way so the different races can get to know each other? >> i would like to enter that. segregation
to report this morning. president obama has won a second term in the white house. >> what? >> this is huge. go ahead.11:15 last night, the ne presid>
, john. >> they are very interesting times. of course, the focus has been on the very few men at the very top of the party, for good reason. we have heard a lot less from ordinary chinese citizens this week because they have almost no say in the power transition taking place here in beijing. nonetheless, this is all about the party, of course. this is not the changing of the offices of state but the shuffling of key positions at the top of the communist party. in that sense, in the broadest possible sense, the opinions of party members do matter. we have been speaking to just three of them. but people are for most, says the slogan at this factory gate. inside, the flame of party loyalties still burn strong. and you don't have to search hard for a reason. a safety supervisor has been a communist party member for six years. a period of booming economic growth during which across the country the organization has added another 7 million members to its ranks. the people's lives are getting better, he says. china is moving in the right direction to becoming cheap -- toward becoming a developed
% for plumbing and electrical as well. >> every one of these has to be independently tested and approved. you cannot make your own fixture? you have to have enlisted piece of equipment. >> settings and fixtures need to be listing accordingly. definitely. >>:. the next thing we are going to do is answer the question that i received in an e-mail from ray, who wanted to know about what a saving features in toilets and sinks. look at all of these toilets. this is great. we have everything from soda a very traditional toiletries some of these have real newfangled contraptions built into them, but we want to start by talking about green features and things that can reduce water use in san francisco. can you tell us a little bit about that? she is a toilet expert, by the way. >> toilets have all different flows, but carli, you have to have a 1.6 gallon or less. -- currently. >> that is the state plumbing code minimum standard. >> that is going to save your water compared to what a lot of people still have in their bathrooms. they have 3.5 or 5 gallons. that is using a ton of water. >> the year there
mitt romney has won georgia, indiana, kentucky, west virginia, and south carolina, they say. abc news is reporting joe manchin is reported to win reelection against the republican businessmen. that is what we know so far, and, yes, the networks have also called vermont for president obama. in a moment, we are going to go to vermont. they have also called the race for governor, and peter there will return it -- retain his governorship, and also, independent senator bernie sanders of vermont has won reelection. a longtime labor, racial justice, an activist and columnist, the founder of the black radical congress, this is going to be a a long evening, bill. what are you looking for tonight, and what have you observed so far? >> well, what i have observed and what worries me are the electoral manipulations that are taking place. i was listening to the tail end of your last guest, and part of what i have been thinking about is that one of the dangers that we face is the continuous erosion of democracy that we have been at with 30 plus years. it seems to be hiding. there is a combination of
that every aspect worked, and a person who has worked tirelessly for 20 years and we join in celebrating 25 years of being in our congress and sought at every stage to make sure these funds were projected, to make sure we're doing our part, that congress is doing their part, all of the federal agencies, the person that first called me to share the news we're out of the white house and into the congress and wait our magical 60 to 90 days and lees give a warm welcome leader nancy pelosi. [applause] >> who is also keeping track on the giants. >> you know mr. mayor i always listen attentively to every world you say but i know you want me to say it's the bottom of the ninth and one out and in a matter of minutes we have another cause for celebration and you said jam san francisco didn't happen last week. we may have another potential for this weekend as well. thank you mr. mayor for your kind words. thank you everyone for the role you played in making this important day possible. i am here with my son paul and he can attest to the fact we are part of the 30 stockton crowd. we used to take it
the country needs. >> governor romney has been using his talents as a salesman to dress up the very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> the campaign is out with new ads. >> the president save the auto industry. >> president clinton says mr. obama needs to strike a good tone. >> it would be who both candidates to close on a positive note, making a case for themselves, a case against the other guy. >> tomorrow, the president had to ohio and will be spending the entire day. he has three different campaign stops, underscoring the importance of the buckeye state. let's get a look at mitt romney's final push. >> we saw mitt romney soften his tone during sandy but that has all changed. it is now back to business and game on. >> if i am elected -- a slip of the time in virginia, but he quickly went back into his stump speech and a new line of attack against the president. >> we don't need a secretary of business to understand business, we need a president who understands business and i do. >> he may appoint a secretary of business. his solution to everything is add another bureauc
someone who has made it a practice to visit our city regularly, to make sure this project was being planned well, that the initial funds that were granted to us by president obama and with the great work of our congressional delegates and speaker pelosi and senator feinstein we would make sure to use it in the right way and creating the jobs and the investment that people wanted to see. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood. please share this announcement. >> hello san francisco. i am delighted to be here to celebrate with all of you three very important champions for this project. senator feinstein who doesn't often call me, but when she does i pay attention, and four years ago when i went to see her about a number of issues this project was number one on her list. we need to get it done. we need to get a full funding grant agreement. she has been a champion for this project from the beginning going back -- i am sure she will tell you, i don't know how far. speaker pelosi, a champion for this project. [applause] speaker pelosi doesn't call me very often, but when she does
direction. >> and his sound has made him a superstar in italy. now this musician is out to make his mark. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. just a few hours ago, a cease- fire to end the fighting between israeli military forces and hamas militants. it came after hours of diplomacy involving the u.n. secretary general and the secretary general -- and the u.s. secretary of state. from gaza, jeremy bowen reports. a warning, you might find some of these images distressing. >> because i came back to life after the cease-fire began. -- gaza came back to life after the cease-fire began. coming to another israeli bombing campaign felt like another victory. this was the hamas interior ministry. governing with or without a cease-fire will be harder with the main administrative center ron. in jerusalem tonight, is real hint that more military action if the new cease-fire does not hold. >> i know there are citizens expecting a more severe military action, and perhaps we will need to do so but at this time, the right thing for the state of israel is to use t
funding grant agreement. she has been a champion for this project from the beginning going back -- i am sure she will tell you, i don't know how far. speaker pelosi, a champion for this project. [applause] speaker pelosi doesn't call me very often, but when she does it's always important. four years ago when i took this job i went to see the speaker. this was number one on her list. how do we get this project done? jackie spear a strong advocate for this project. you have three great champions, and i will also tell you that in working with senator boxer on the transportation bill this project was always at the top of her list. [applause] so i am delighted to be here. i don't know of another place i would rather be, and i know that all of you are so thrilled with the opportunity that this will create. every one of you sitting out there deserves credit. you've all played a role in this in some way or another. this is not about you. it's about the people. it's also about the next generation of transportation for the next generation for san francisco. that's what this is about. this
the business previously operated. it has capacity of 211 patrons and 6:00 p.m. to -- for the purposes of the hearing the california department of california beverage control seeks determination as approval or denial of this license. from the time period of october 2011 to october 201256 police calls for service. from the same time period there were approximately four police reports generated. this premise is located in plot 166 and 67 police reports for the area. it's located in an high crime area and in the census track listed. it's in an undue concentration area. there are no records of protest with the california department of alcohol beverage control and there are no record of letters of support with the california department of alcoholic beverage control and as well as the liaison unit recommends approval and the following conditions have been recommended. first one, sales, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages between 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. daily. number two, the sale of these beverages limited to ticket holders only during and two hours prior to a bonified theat
together. >> their bet is on sinsism and my bet is on you. >> mike bloomberg has just endorsed the president. >> that has to hurt. >> i was someone who ran businesses. >> mitt romney's businesses don't add up. the start of the closing argument. the sprint to the finish. if you don't run, chris christie will be the president. >> we begin with the coverage of hurricane sandy. others there is death, devastation and speaking with reporters this afternoon. new jersey's republican governor christie continued to talk about the importance of bipartisan cooperati cooperation. >> in moments like this. there are not democratic and republican neighbors who have been affected by this storm. our job is to work together to return new jersey to normalcy as quickly as possible. that is what people expect of us now. >> back on the campaign trail the gpresident echoe eed govern christie in wisconsin. >> there are no good mornidemoc republicans. fellow american peoples, leaders working to fix what is broken. neighbors helping neighbors and communities rallies to rebuild. a spirit that says, in the
and partisanship, he has the right philosophy. the president knows that we are all in this together. that works to the other than "you are on your own." [applause] he knows that an economy that builds the middle class and gives poor people an honorable way to work into it is a lot better than four more years of trickle-down. [applause] we have been there. we have done that. he knows that a budget based on arithmetic is better than one based on illusion. [applause] he knows that practical cooperation is better than all of the constant ideological conflict. we saw it, did we not? we saw in the way the president got off the campaign trail and responded. to sandy. all over america, people were thrilled to see him working with the republican governor of new jersey. andthe mayor of new york city who is an independent endorsed president obama. [applause] and the democratic governors of new york and connecticut, to turn the electricity on and clean the debris. what i want to tell you is, cooperation works better when there is no disaster. if he did not have cooperation, disaster. barack obama is a curv
every one of these other people has more important things to say. thank you to the champions. congress women spears, speaker pelosi, senator feinstein and senator boxer you will well served in washington d c and the people will be well served by this project. thank you san francisco. >> secretary lahood. thank you very much for that wonderful news. >> [inaudible] >> it's a really truly a great day for san francisco. great cities need great public transportation systems, and you know what? you know what makes our city great with all these leaders? they listen. they listen to our communities. they understand -- because for years our communities pleaded we need better transportation systems what makes our leaders so great they listen and they act. that is so wonderful. that is what standard that we have for all of our public officials. secretary lahood if you could thank president obama from all of us. yes. [applause] because i know today we're going to spend a lot of precious moments thanking leader pelosi and congress women fine 79 and boxer and. >> >> we're going to thank all o
. >> it is the mayor's youth employment program. the mayor has made a commitment to employ as many youth as possible. that is something that we hope will help. i want to thank all of our panelists today. give them a round of applause. [applause] >> the way we structured this panel, a short presentation to introduce the topic of neuroscience. then we will go to ask questions of all the different members. [applause] >> thank you very much for that kind introduction, for the invitation. i am a narrow scientists. i studied your -- i am a new row scientist. i study your brain. what neuroscience might have to offer in terms of understanding individuals to buy a different personality disorders are problems or mental illness. your first client that you are studying is named brad. he has a normal iq, he has been divorced and remarried. he has no history of psychiatric illness. oddly, has worked as a correctional officer for a while. he has worked as a schoolteacher. 16 years ago, he hit his head and knocked himself unconscious. no kind of neurological events following that. for the last year, he has had some
, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." sandy has gone. new york tries to get back to life. >> this is crazy. it has taken me 45 minutes just to get right there from third street. i have never seen traffic like this in my life. >> on the campaign trail, though, it with five days ago, the campaign -- the campaigners are covering the country in search of every vote. and new wealth is opening a great divide for the next generation of leaders. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. three days after super storm sandy hit the eastern united states, the death toll has climbed to more than 80. 4 million homes and businesses are still without power. slowly, though, new york is trying to come back to life. some subways are rolling again, but getting around by car takes forever. the bbc took to the streets. >> taxi delays greeted commuters this morning at the river crossings. it was the journey from hell. this was the bus queue in brookline -- in brooklyn. spare a thought for those who took a car. a painful crawl that tested the
years in the city. >> another indication of ould infrastructure the mayor has talked about. as we work toward the setting up programs to mitigate this in the future. >> the water flow from the broken main had slowed but as one firefighter told us, that is a lot of water to beat -- to deal with. >> there is still water coming into the streets. not as much as even the pictures we took a little better gear this afternoon, gradually turning the water off. of course, this is affecting traffic in and around the area and you can hear up above. capt. roy, at what is the situation? >> this is a bird's-eye view of the area at 20th street where the epicenter of the water main break has taken place. water is working its way southbound toward north avenue. if anyone is trying to use it to go home, you can go northbound up to the expressway by penn station. but there you must get off and go northbound. no. avenue and 20 street and the other small streets between maryland avenue and st. paul street are shut down. traffic is being diverted by police because of the break at the location. >> thank you.
guardsmen who have been working around the clock our deepest gratitude. our number one concern has been making sure that affected states and communities have everything they need to respond to and recover from this storm. from the earliest hours, i ordered that resources be made available to states in the path of the storm as soon as they needed them. and i instructed my team not to let red tape and bureaucracy get in the way of solving problems -- especially when it came to making sure local utilities could restore power as quickly as possible. before the storm hit, fema pre- staged emergency response teams from north carolina to maine, and deployed resources like food, water, and generators up and down the coast. as the storm passed, thousands of fema personnel were on the ground responding to those in need. and by midweek, the department of defense was ready to fly in cargo planes that could be loaded with trucks and equipment to help local power companies get up and running faster. but recovery will be a long, hard road for many communities. there's a lot of work ahead. if you've be
. >> has this economic decline at the moment -- has that affected people's desire for complexity in stuff? have you seen a short-term move toward simplicity? >> yes and no. people still love their bathrooms. people think of them as an important room, as an investment for their home. yes, there is the gamut. some people are really just for function and utilitarian. some of them are large and lavish and everything in between. >> we are going to start looking at a couple of little vignettes of bathrooms. we can talk about fixtures and use that as a springboard for questions for our audience and discussions from some of the manufacturers we have here. let's start by looking at one right back here. this is a really interesting one because this has some of the characteristics of a traditional san francisco building. it has this starting with the board, i think it is called, and it has both old-fashioned kind of pictures and real modern stuff. what do you see here? >> looking around, it has gone a soaking tub. >> it has little jets in a, so like a spot/hydrotherapy kind of thing? >> exactly. wha
has been charged with trying to kidnap three other women during three separate carjackings. the attacks happened in 2009 at two different safeway stores in the south bay. garcia torres had previously worked at a safeway. police say he used a stun gun on one of the women. although hes 17 at the time of those attacks. santa clara county officials will charge him as an adult. sierra lamar was last seen on march 16th at her home. she went missing from a bus stop as she was heading to school. her body has not been found despite months of searching. the dna of garcia torres was discovered on lamar's clothes. they were found discarded not far from the bus stop. >>> residents in one daily city neighborhood trying to clean up tonight after a water main break triggers a massive mud slide. an 8-inch cast iron pipe ruptured sending 45,000-gallons of water down hill. streets were left covered in a layer of mud several inches thick. these pictures from abc 7 news show just how large an area was affected. you can see a wider shot here. nobody was hurt, but some cars were buried in mud up
is really engaged in this stuff. i don't think a week has come gone by that he hasn't asked me when this day is coming and it's a pleasure to introduce our mayor ed lee. >> thank you for your wonderful leadership. over 20-25 years ago when we were struggling with the earthquake, when people in chinatown said "gosh we're really going to suffer, and if we're going to be participating in our great economy in san francisco we have to find a way for better transportation routes to transfer people up north and down south of the city, and when we call ourselves a city as a transit first city there is no better example than that than what is reflected in the plans for the central subway. this project is a vital enhancement of our public transportation system. it's going to significantly improve the movement of tens of thousands of franciscans and if you were here this past weekend when people were predicting it would be jam san francisco instead of san francisco you knew that folks were educated because of the great leadership at our mta, our county transportation, all of our transit sys
is on board >> we should be wary of any legislation that has the potential to infringe free speech and a free press. >> and mounting faster than -- melting faster than we thought. scientist say that they are rapidly disappearing. now we need to know why. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe and. the united nations has held an historic vote in which palestine has gained the status of an observer state. these are this team -- the saenz right now. it is a sign of global recognition that the palestinians were seeking. israel and the u.s. were opposed. it could delay hopes for achieving an independent palestinian state through peace talks. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton said the vote was unfortunate and counterproductive. >> a landmark day in and often turbulent history. jubilant palestinians to i heard there president demand what he said was their basic right to self-determination. >> the moment has arrived for the world to see clearly. enough with the settlements and occupation we are here now. >> after days of diplomacy, the majority bac
and has reached a new level. >> welcome to our battleground virginia special. the next five days will be available to the candidate. president obama started in nevada. he picked up a big endorsement from new york mayor michael bloomberg. he will be back with bill clinton and musician dave matthews on saturday. >> mitt romney spent his day i wrote -- in roanoke. ending in virginia beach. showing just how important to virginia's to winning the war. >> their schedules are intense. >> you can see why. a policy poll shows president obama leading. with the margin of error and undecided voters, it is a statistical tie. >> we what is at stake in virginia. the team fighting to win the stage again. >> the president ended his campaign in virginia and kicks off this campaign. it is where he takes his wife for ballantine's -- valentine's. you have the city behind me. >> are you fired up? are you ready to go? >> the chant is the same. >> four more years! >> how do you accomplish that? aside from constant visits. we have had 20 since june. dance with the one who brought you, an age old adage.
vision but it has an impact on everyone that comes to san francisco and especially those that live in san francisco and makes a great difference in the lives of our friends in chinatown and we celebrate their work too and thank you very much for this very important day. [applause] >> so please check that score for me again nancy. our next speaker was once our mayor -- will always be our mayor, one that has served so well in the senate and now while she has a higher calling she still finds time to remind me "make sure i pay attention to the streets of san francisco" but she has also been a great supporter of not only transportation, but this year she's also said we're going to make sure we protect the cleanest water system this country has, our hetch hetchy. please welcome to the stage senator dianne feinstein. thank you very much for being here. >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much mayor lee, leader pelosi, jackie spear, david chiu. most importantly i think the finest secretary of transportation we have had, and nancy said what he has done for san francisco. i can
campaign to thousand on website. it has the latest events from the campaign trail -- 2012 website. it has the latest events from the campaign trail. i am not want to make that deal. i will fight against that deal. that is a price i am not willing to pay. that is not bipartisanship or change. that is a rented to the status quo that has heard too many american families. i'm not going along with it. >> it is within the power of the american people to choose their own future. we know what we need to know. he can sit on the path of the last four years or choose real change. you know the president is reelected he will still be an able to look at the people -- work with the people in congress. he has attacked them. the debt ceiling will come up again and the shutdown default will be threatened. the president was right when he said he cannot take washington from the inside. in this case again taken at his word. >> live coverage of president obama from chicago and mitt romney in boston. plus yuri actions by phone, e- mail, facebook and twitter. >> be sure to visit the newly revised campaign 2012 w
. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: dr. eric topol has shared the department of the cleveland clinic. he has directed the transitional science institute's and is the ok.hor of the new boat it is great to have you on the program. >> thank you. >> how will the digital revolution creates a better health care? >> you are used to digitize books and music. how about people? we can get through sequencing once genome. basically everything fed makes you take -- that makes you tick we can change medicine. tavis: give me examples. >> let's say we want to change the cardiogram, and i want to use the smartphone. i have a couple of sensors. i put my finger on the sensor, and i basically have my cardiogram. i can do yours if you would like. if you want to put your fingers on it, there it is. you have a normal heart rhythm. tavis: please tell me that is good. >> you are doing fine. i can look in your heart. i do not need a stethoscope anymore. i am a cardiologists. tavis: how can you be a cardiologists without a stethoscope. >> here is a device where you see ev
. >> thanks for joining us. barack obama has won his second term in office as president of the united states, but his celebrations will be short-lived as the multitude of urgent issues on his desk draws him back to work without delay. >> the first order of business will be to negotiate a new budget deal in congress by the end of the year. otherwise, and harsh plan of spending cuts and tax increases are due to go into effect. we will hear more about that later on in the show, but first, a look back at how things play out on election night in the u.s. >> his face said it all -- president barack obama had to fight hard to keep his job in a tough race against his republican challenger, but once the result was clear, his first message to the american people was one of unity. >> it does not matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. it does not matter weather you are black or white or hispanic or asian or native american or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in america. [applause] these -- >> these are the kin
>> administration has been planning for many years on building a new facility for the chinese community. without this legislation, the planning code would not allow us to build a new hospital, right here on this site. it is our dream to have something to continue on for our future. but now, our dream is becoming a reality. i would like to bring up the one supporter, the friend, who helped us, the organization and the project, the mayor of san francisco ed lee. [ applause ] >> thank you, brend brenda. good morning, everyone, welcome to the chinese center, where the hospital has been since the late 1800s. this is history for all of us. it is history for our city. and those of you who know about that history, know that chinese hospice was built in a time when immigrants came here and faced discrimination. they faced a whole lot of barriers. they couldn't buy property. they couldn't get healthcare to people that were working in the gold mines and on the rail roads. and this is something that many generations of immigrants to come to this country have learned about, even in a wonde
rocket towards televisa, for the first time in 20 years israel's biggest city has come under attack. >> in response, israel vowed to increase military operations aimed at militants in gaza. three israelis were killed by a palestinian rocket earlier today. >> these developments, in the second day of an israeli assault on militant targets in gaza. >> the number of dead and wounded continues to rise in gaza. the israeli military has carried out more than 160 airstrikes since launching a defensive with the targeted killing of hamas military chief. palestinians who turned out for the funeral of him as a martyr. israel says he masterminded attacks on israelis, including the 2006 kidnapping of a soldier. in israel, a town came under fire from across the border on thursday. three people were killed. israel says deaths like these underscore the need for a tough response. >> in recent days and weeks, hamas and other terror organizations in gaza have made normal life impossible for normal israelis. no government would tolerate a situation where nearly 1/5 minutes people live under a constant b
are angry, determined to avenge the assassination. israel has threatened operatives to keep their heads down in the coming days. today, the militants have fired hundreds of rockets into israel. the renewed attacks saw to justify. -- sought to justify. >> it is the occupation responsible for the war that it started. it will pay the price. defenseis israel's system. it could not cope with the sheer number of rockets. dozens got through. two women and a member killed when their house to direct it. were killed when their house took a direct hit. >> my government has instructed the defense forces to conduct surgical strikes against the terrorist infrastructure in gaza. this is why israel will continue to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> this is what the israelis call a surgical strike. an underground hamas, launching site taken out with pinpoint accuracy. israel has been accused of killing in a sense, too. -- innocentsm, too. the father insists there were no militants or missile sites in the area. >> we are civilians. around our house, all are civilians. no one is firing
has been reached. >> israel and indeed to say the talks are ongoing. benjamin netanyahu has put in a call saying it's time to choose between peace and the sword. >> they are awaiting confirmation of a truce as they continue strikes ... and they continue rocket attacks. >> ceasefire talks at a crucial stage as negotiators continue to shuttle between israel and gaza. a delegation of arab league 04 ministers and other turkish counterparts meeting with hamas earlier in gaza. it's unclear if the visit was aimed of brokering a ceasefire or whether was a show of solidarity with hamas. egypt is at the center of international efforts to mediate a truce between israel and hamas. u.s. secretary general ban ki moon is lending his support. >> my message is clear. all sides must avoid fire. further escalating the situation will put the entire region at risk. >> our leaders, he traveled to jerusalem with talks -- to talk with benjamin netanyahu. he condemned the attacks and the loss of civilian lives in gaza. netanyahu reiterated that they would be willing to are dissipate in a ceasefire but o
cabinet has backed a plan to cut troop numbers in afghanistan by 1/3 in the coming year. foreign combat troops are set to leave the country by the end of 2014, but a training and support force will remain behind. >> nato forces have been struggling with the logistics of the withdrawal, and it is unclear if the afghan national army can survive. >> german forces in afghanistan can look forward to coming home. it is the modern german army's most extensive mission, but the end is in sight. the government has agreed on a gradual withdrawal from afghanistan. 1/3 of nearly 5000 soldiers are to be pulled out by the start of 2014. a year later, all german soldiers will have left, but stability is a key issue. that is why some soldiers will serve beyond 2014. their task will be to support afghan forces mainly with training. >> the security situation has improved a bit, but i would warn against taking that statement to mean the danger is over. we have to be prepared for bad news in the future. >> also being discussed is the question of how many soldiers are needed for the security force in afghani
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